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air lines' command center. >> obamacare could cost the american economy more than 2 million jobs. nancy cordes with the white house's response. plus ahead on "cbs this morning," cvs tells us what major products his company won't sell anymore. >> but we begin this morning with today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. >> i just spent 45ut mines traveling about four blocks. i'm thinking about moving to florida, actually. >> a snormwsto pounds the east. >> take a look. it's icy. it's slippery. >> it's so bad in the midwest that a southwest jet got stuck in the snow. >> in manhattan, snow and ice falling from a skysercrap. >> big, big cylinder block and it's coming down like it's an ambulance. pleaolice arrested four peo on drug charges. they're related to the death of
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philip seymour hoffman. >> there are, quote, specific threats aimed at the olympics. >> there are questions. >> that is the water that came out of the tap in one journalist's hotel room. >> target apologizes for the massive security breach over the holidays. >> i want to say how deeply sorrowful we are on the impact this has had on our guests. >> a chief threat threatens widespreisad druption right across. >> a strip mall collapsed right in front of them. >> all that -- >> he opened up and stevenson goes in. >> oh, my good,ness he made it. >> incog niek in cognito's resp
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>> he borrowed someone's ipad on tour. >> on "cbs this morning." >> we don't spend enough time together. >> no, we don't. >> but i mean you and i both know that it would be a great if we did. >> right. i've had this relationship conversation before, you know. this morning's "eye opener" is prentded by toyota. let's go places. captioning funded by cbs welcome to "cbs this morning." good morning, norah. even with a cold and snowing outside you want to be here at work. >> of course. good morning to you. i've got a little bit of a sore throat. >> i'm just trying to explain that. it is the weather again and we begin with tens of millions facing a new normal bundle. scrape off the car and crawl to work through the snow. >> treacherous driving conditions stretch from the
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midwest to northeast. take a look at the commute in chicago. the storm dumped up to a foot of snow yesterday in the plains and it's also an ugly commute on the east coast. massachusetts seeing some of the heaviest snow this morning in areas from northern pennsylvania to southern maine. they're likely to get at least 12 inches. terrell brown is in poughkeepsie, new york, where snow has been falling for several hours. terrell, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to both of you. the snow coming down, it's the wet heavy stuff. we receive this all night long. 3 to 4 inches and later on this morning we'll see that transition over to sleet and freezing rain. the governor of new york already warning that travel conditions today will be treacherous. for the second time this week, the northeast is getting pounded. >> i'm sick of it already. i'm here all night working and i am tired of the snow. >> reporter: the snow started piling up early and quickly across new york this morning as the latest winter blast swept in.
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forecasters say an inch of snow could fall per hour in some spots followed by a dangerous layer of ice. >> real slushy and real sloppy, yes. treacherous. people should stay off the road. >> reporter: in pennsylvania, there was a deadly pile-up in involving two tractor-trailers and several cars soon after the roads became slick. hours earlier the storm delivered snow to the midwest, dropper bitter snow on parts of kansas. >> when roads aren't bad, i can make it to work in about 20 minutes. today it's taken me 45 to get this far. >> reporter: drivers did their best to travel snow-covered streets and crews worked just as hard de-icing planes. throughout the region icy and snowy conditions caused plenty of trouble on highways. accidents piled up as cars slid off the roads and slowed traffic to a crawl. >> i just spent about 45 minutes
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traveling about five blocks, and it's not a lot of fun. i'm thinking about moving to florida actually. >> reporter: in total, 8 to 15 inches of snow could fall here, and when this storm is completely moved out, more than 150 million people could be affected in more than two dozen states, charlie and norah. >> terrell, thank you. new england is in the bull's eye of the storm. avg fisher of our boston affiliate wbz is tracking the system. good morning. >> reporter: charlie and norah, good morning to you. it's been a busy morning. here we are at it again. let's take a look at the storm this morning. it's mainly northeast. the snowline is just north of new york city, as cross connecticut. reaching back toward ohio we have pretty heavy snow. at times the snowfall rates are 1 to 2 inches per hour. the snow is going to move across the northeast. everything will be wrapping up
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by the time we head toward the evening and the heavier snow winds down. 6 to 12 inches for a lot of fol folks, a lot of school delays and a lot of cancellations on the flight boards and then we have our eye on the next storm. we've got another piece of energy heading up the coast. the track is still uncertain with this one. has a the potential to bring more snow, particularly in the northeast. we'll get a clear picture of that. i suppose the bottom line here is today, you've got a snow day, enjoy it, cleanup quick, because pretty soon we'll have to get ready for the next one. back to you. >> thanks for the good news. so far this morning 2,000 flights are canceled. it's the third day weather is paralyzing air travel. workers have to decide minute by minute which flights stay on the ground. that story is ahead. >> now to a big announcement this morning from one of america's largest drugstore
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chains. cvs will stop selling all tobacco products at more than 7,600 stores on september 1st. it's the first chain of pharmacies to make that decision. ceo philip merlo says ending the sale of cigarettes and tobacco products at cvs farm ly is the right thing for us to do for our customers and our company to help people on their paektd to better health. and larry merlo will be here later this morning. >> police made several arrests in a raid last night. vinita, good morning. >> good morning. officers recovered bags of heroin and arrested four people overnight, all of whom had possession charges in the past. the nypd told us they're investigating whether there's any connection between the four people and the drugs found at
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hoffman's apartment. police raided an apartment in lower manhattan and arrested three men and one woman on drug charges including criminal possession of controlled substances. police seized more than three bags. we now know in days before his dealt hoffman withdrew $1,200 in six separate transactions. he was still found with the syringe in his arm on the bathroom floor inside his home on sunday. please found 70 bags of heroin, used syringes and more than 75 prescription medications. he had an addiction and discussed it with steech krove n cbs's "60 minutes" in 20006.
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>> yeah r, yeah, i like it it a. >> the growing epidemic of heroin use. >> is there somebody watching who said, wow, maybe i should stop doing this or try to find help? i hope so. i hope something comes of it somehow. >> we spoke with the drug enforcement administration yesterday and asked where the sudden influx of heroin is coming from. we were told mexico is the main supplier and they turn to heroin when they've built up a tolerance to prescription drugs. >> vinita, thanks. a government report shows the health care law could cost the economy at least 2 million jobs. nancy cordes is on capitol hill with the fallout. good morning. >> good morning, charlie and norah. this report was put out by the congressional budget office, which is nonpartisan, has a lot of respect around here, and republicans say it's just more evidence that obamacare
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subsidies are going to give americans less incentive to work while democrats argue their gop colleagues are misinterpreting the findings. >> very, very distressing. >> republicans jumped on the new ceo report which e estimates because of the affordable health care act, an estimated 2 million will leave their jobs by 2017. the number rises to 2.5 million by 2024. >> honestly, it's not a surprising report. all the anecdotes you hear across the country are premiums are going up and jobs are being lost. >> democrats noticed according to the report the job reductions will not come from employer slashing positions but almost entirely because workers will choose to supply less labor, retire early once they no longer have to rely on their job for
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health insurance. jason furman is the chief economist. >> this is people having new choices they didn't used to have. >> reporter: they predict the work force will grow over the next ten years, just not as quickly as it would have with obamacare. low income machineries newly eligible for medicaid or insurance subsidies find they have more spending money. still the jobs are sure to find their way in obamacare ads like the ones blanketing the air waves. >> because of the doctors and health care i had, i was eligibe eligible but that was cancelled because of obamacare. he's going to have to spend more time defending the law come this
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fall. target will testify on its massive data breach. the chief financial officer apologized yesterday while testifying before the judicial commission meeting. jan, good morning. >> well, good morn, norah and charlie. i think about this. 110 million people were affected by that attack on target. that is more than a third of the u.s. population, so it's probably not surprising when target says that the confidence that people should have when they're shopping in their sto s stores, that has really taken a hit and they're working to regain that trust. when it came time for john mulligan to chief, target's chief financial officer got straight to the point. >> i want to say how deeply sorry we are for the i impact this ins stent has had on our guests, your con cities gents. >> mulligan was joined by a top official at neiman marcus. he testified the hacker could
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have accessed more than 1 million accounts. the company didn't realize the attack until january and it was finally able to stop it eight days later. >> these recent cyber attacks are very, very sophisticated. >> the hearing may clear a stark reality. nearly half of the world's credit card fraud happens in the united states in part because u.s. retailers and credit id cart companies don't use the most advanced technology that's been in place for at least a decade in europe. >> i want to say we left the door unlocked in the retail industry but certainly the locks are a lot less sophisticated than the technology available would provide. >> that technology is called chip and p.i.n. inside credit cards is a computer chip that stores your personal informion. when you use the card, you have to enter a private p.i.n. number.
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credit card companies are requiring all retailers to accept these cards by 2015 or be responsible for any fraud. >> chip and p.i.n. is one small piece to an overall security privacy puzzle. >> she's author of the new book "privacy in the age of big data." she said chip and p.i.n. will reduce fraud but warrants it is not a silver bullet. >> the cyber criminals are always changing their tactics to go where the action is at. this will be where it's at in 2015. my prediction, you'll see more attacks against this type of technology. >> target is in the process of rolling out some of its new technology and neiman marcus says it's going to open anything. they said it's not so simple to change credit cards across the board, but that's the future. europe was hit first by credit card fraud and that's why companies there, charlie and norah, starting using this advance technology. so now that these cyber
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criminals have come here, everybody agrees that the u.s. is going to have to make those same kind of changes. charlie and norah? >> thanks, jan. it says the u.s. is sharply cutting back on drone attacks in pakistan. the reduction comes at the request of pakistan's government. major garrett is talking to sources at the white house. major, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, charlie and norah. there are two parts to this story. one is the united states has dramatically curtailed drone attacks in pakistan. they're deeply unpopular in pakistan and rue toonly insight street protests. the obama administration has not launched a drone attack inside pakistan since december. the last strike occurred in december and that one killed top taliban commander. now, the second part of this story is pakistan's efforts to negotiate a peace deal with taliban fighters occupying the most remote areas of the
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frontier and also the afghan porer. those peace talks have begun under the new leader. those talks were about to begin in november but they were halted after the drone strike took out the taliban commander. now, the white house has denied it's cut any specific formalized deal with pakistan to kur tay the drone strikes while the attacks continue. the white house won't call it a coincidence saying the united states remains willing and able to disrupt terrorist attacks which, of course, include the pakistani badlands. charlie and norah. >> major, interesting. thank you. there are specific threats targeting sochi. president obama are told all appropriate steps are being taken. the head of the counterterrorism spoke to the house intelligence committee about what the united states is bracing for. >> the greatest danger from a
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terrorist's perspective is potential for attacks to e coward for the games. there are a number of specific threats of varying degrees of credibility that we're tracking. this is what we expected. this is what e with saw in the run-up to prior olympic games and prior convenience like these. >> olympic officials say two austrian athletes received ed a kidnapping threat. security will be with them anytime they leave the village. "the washington times" says susan rice is defending john kerry. on twitter rice said, personal attacks in israel directed at secretary kerry are totally unfounded and unacceptable. >> "the wall street journal" looks at an attack that occurred in california. now a former federal agency regulator is calling it a terrorist attack.
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more cases like that could cause a blackout across the country. so far no one has been arrested or charged. the journal also says radio shack is going to close about 500 stores. the retail chain has more than 4 thousand location as nakswide but has bin strulgling for two years. during the super bowl ad, flan to update their image. the incidents occurred last february while searching for cop christopher dorner. they were searching for a pickup truck thinking he was behind the wheechlt two women were sitting behind the wheel. "the new york times" looks at pope john paul ii. his notes were being published in a book.
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really underscores the role that cvs is playing in our health care system. there's a growing emphasis on healthy outcomes, managing chronic disease. and by the way, about half of the americans suffer chronic diseases as well as controlling and reducing health care costs. >> what does it do to the bottom line of the company? >> we generate sales but at the same time we believe this is the right decision for our company. the opportunity to play a bigger role in our evolving health care system. >> i want to get to that in terms of what it means to the health care system. $2 billion, how do you justify that as a business? >> well, norah, it's my job as the ceo to ensure that, you know, we're positioning the company for not just short-term success but long-term success. we're evolving into a health care company. we're doing many things
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it sorts them order and then from this desk we monitor that. >> social media center tracks twitter looking for passengers who post complaints or need help. the goal is to cancel flights before anyone's stuck sleeping at the airport. >> better to disappoint them early than make them furious late. >> exactly right. we figured out that disrupted at the last minute is not the way do business, whether it's our business or any other business. our job is to get ahead of weather, look at things well in advance and make sure we're giving the choice to the customers. >> tough choices all week. forecasters call for another winter storm, the week's third this sunday. for "cbs this morning," mark strassmann, atlanta. >> this morning chinese president is on his way to the winter olympics in sochi. he's set to meet with russian winter olympics in sochi. he's set to meet with russian president vlir
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when it's all said and done, 100 million people will have been impacted more than 2 dozen states banld the time the snow stops falling here we're expected to see 8 to 15 inches. >> the nasa photos show how badly the snow has taken effect. that snow pack provides much of california's drinking water. and look at this. california suffer mder than 400 wildfires in january. last year in the same month there were none. the children of dr. martin luther king jr. are locked in a legal dispute this morning. bernice king is accusing her brother, that would be martin luther king iii and dexter king of trying to sell his bible. it was used at president obama's inauguration last year. they're also accused of trying to sell his 1964 nobel peace
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